Rochester Truck Accident Attorneys
For close to 30 years the experienced Rochester truck accident attorneys at Friedman & Ranzenhofer, PC. have worked on truck accident cases. This makes us some of the most experienced truck accident attorneys in the WNY area. As you could probably guess, these truck accidents are usually the most deadly we have seen.
The statistics are terrifying:
- Every year, 500,000 large trucks, or “semis,” are involved in accidents on our roads.
- Of these, 5,000 involve fatalities.
In the United States, 1 out of every 8 people are killed in a traffic accident that involves a truck or semi, and it’s usually the driver or passengers of the vehicles struck by the trucks – not the semi truck drivers themselves.
Truck drivers repeatedly break federal laws by driving:
- In excess of the amount of hours they are allowed to drive
- With trucks that are oversized
- With eyesight that prevents them from driving at night
- With trucks with a heavy load
- Without rest
- With improper maintenance or required maintenance not performed
There are three reasons why truck accidents are so dangerous:
- The size of the rig
- Driver fatigue
- The speed
There are few things more dangerous to passengers in cars than a fully loaded tractor trailer rolling down the road at speeds in excess of 60 mph. When you combined that with sleepy, over driven truck drivers it makes the situation deadly at times. Oftentimes, the pressure to move cargo and excel at their job causes truck drivers to work 16-hour days. Recently, we saw a study that showed 20 percent of truck drivers admitted to falling asleep at the wheel. It should come as no surprise then when innocent and responsible drivers are killed by these massive trucks.
Let our Rochester truck accident attorneys help you get the compensation you deserve.
When someone comes into our offices to talk about a tractor trailer accident, we address three major topics:
- Liability – who is responsible
- The injuries
- And Insurance
The first issue that we address in truck accident cases is liability. The second issue addressed is injury. Is the person seeking compensation injured in any way?
And third, does the individual or individuals that caused the accident have insurance? Does the party that was innocent have uninsured motorist insurance coverage to pay for the damages that were caused by the accident?
It’s important to note that in every successful case there are three important factors that make it so – solid liability or proof, injuries that were caused by the negligent party, and insurance to compensate for damages done. In accident law, two out of three usually isn’t enough.
At Friedman & Ranzenhofer, PC our Rochester truck accident attorneys handle the toughest truck accidents cases. If you have been injured or a loved one has been killed in an accident involving a tractor-trailer or other large truck, come to us to discuss your legal options.
We would be happy to answer any questions you might have about one of these very serious and complicated accidents.
If you or a loved one has been seriously injured by a truck or were in a truck during an accident, contact Friedman & Ranzenhofer to fight for you.